It makes me really happy to open up my freezer and see this:
40 pounds of organic Black Angus beef, butchered to my specifications.
A friend recently introduced me to a local beef farmer who was, quite literally, in my backyard (well, my parents’ backyard), the whole time.
This farmer, who I happened to go to high school with, is running a very small, environmentally conscious, humane farm from his family’s home in Victor, NY.
When I got an email from my friend, saying she was putting in an order, and would I like to as well, I jumped at the chance. Since we were ordering so much, we even got a deal: $3.65 for ground beef, $4.15 for stew beef.
What’s so awesome about this arrangement is that there is complete transparancy in every link of this food chain: I know what these cows have eaten, I know where they were slaughtered, and I know what the butcher’s name is. That’s not something I can say about grocery store meat.
If you’d like to learn more about saving money on meat and stretching the meat you have, you can look at all my posts in the How to Save Money On Meat series.
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